Israel’s New Tactic: Classifying Eritreans as Ethiopian to Deport Them

Only one petition against the Interior Ministry’s classifications has been accepted by a judge, out of 19 submitted.

The Interior Ministry is challenging asylum claims by Eritreans who, it says, are Ethiopian and thus eligible for deportation. A Central District Court judge has ruled in favor of the state in 18 out of 19 petitions against the ministry’s classification.